Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Sean Casey's time on the Hall of Fame ballot was short lived

The 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame class was announced on Wednesday, and not surprisingly, former Reds first basemen Sean Casey was not among those selected for enshrinement.

In fact, this year will mark the first and last time Casey's name appears on the Hall of Fame ballot, as he (and 15 others) failed to garner at least five percent of the vote. Sadly, "The Mayor," along with Ray Durham, Todd Jones, Paul Lo Duca, Richie Sexson and Mike Timlin combined to tally exactly zero votes in the process.

But it isn't all bad for Casey. The left-hander did receive induction into the Reds Hall of Fame this past summer and that in and of itself was a glorious day or the Pennsylvania native.

All in all, Casey played 12 seasons in the big leagues, eight of which came as a member of the Reds. Casey finished his career with a .302 batting average, 130 home runs, 322 doubles, and 735 RBI. He won't be going to Cooperstown, but he will always have a place in Cincinnati, just so long as the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum keeps its doors open.

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